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the Twin Cities

Best Delicatessen

Cecil's

We understand that grocery shopping can be a gigantic pain in the ass, and the idea of leaving the supermarket parking lot and subjecting yourself to yet another shopping experience can seem daunting. But a little extra effort is worth it when thinly sliced kosher deli meats and an assortment of delicious salads and freshly baked breads are in the offing. Cecil's Delicatessen has been around since 1949, and the decor hasn't changed in quite some time, which adds to its charm. The selection is vast (who knew there were so many kinds of corned beef?) and the bakery offers items not often found at the local grocery, including an incredible array of hamantaschen. We suggest you sit down for a meal at the restaurant, which is attached to the deli, to gather some ideas for what kind of sandwich brilliance you want to create on your own. Ditch the convenience of your grocer's deli, and meander down Cleveland Avenue for something more inspired.

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